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Stella

#107 of 2,879 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016 (Boston's South End)
(617) 247-7747
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Today
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty food...wish there was more

First, I enjoyed the restaurant immensely! The food was quite tasty (I had the Caesar salad which was very well dressed and the swordfish with asparagus and potatoes which was quite tasty!) I loved the view of the park from the restaurant and I thought the wait staff was very attentive. My only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Skippy1958
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Newton
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Newton
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

First, I enjoyed the restaurant immensely! The food was quite tasty (I had the Caesar salad which was very well dressed and the swordfish with asparagus and potatoes which was quite tasty!) I loved the view of the park from the restaurant and I thought the wait staff was very attentive. My only complaint was the protions of the main... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We all enjoyed our dinner at Stella and while the restaurant was very white and edgy inside it was surprisingly noisy. So be forewarned it is not a place to come and have an intimate conversation. We had to shout to the couple with us but across the table to be heard. We all started with the salad special of... More 

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Dallas, TX
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141 reviews 141 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I dined here with a large group on a business trip. We did have one local with us who said they dine here every week and I can see why. The service was impeccable and the food was very tasty. Although we were in a back room I could tell that it's not a quiet restaurant. The whole place was... More 

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virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went on Saturday night? Place was packed and was fortunate to get a seat at the bar. Seemed like a mix of local and new diners. Service was efficient and food was relish. I had 3 apps, steak tartare, fried artichokes and the muscles. The first 2 were perfect

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a local for a friend of ours, we were taken there for dinner on our second last night in Boston. It was amazing. We had tempura artichoke hearts to start, which were mouth wateringly delicious! The Bolognese is delicious - I had the salmon special which was nice, but I wished I ordered the Bolognese after tasting my... More 

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Whitehouse, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

was there on time for our reservation. Was told by unfriendly greeter we'd have to wait a few minutes., went to bar to get a drink after a fifteen minutes asked about our table. we were seated right away. looks like she forgot about us - or punished us. We were put in the back back back near the back... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Loved the bar scene! Music was great & bartender on point! Then the food, oh the delicious dishes we tried! Martinis are made VERY well, the food was coming out quickly and the vibe was hip, metro and keeps me coming back! Go for linguine with the poached egg!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had a lovely brunch for over 20 family members here this past weekend and had a great time. They put us in a separate room all to ourselves which was super. The drinks were fine and the brunch entrees were just right for that time of the day......and did not break the budget of the person paying! Our only... More 

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Worcester
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48 reviews 48 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Having dined at many Italian restaurants, we chose this one based upon the "stellar" reviews online. Stella is located in the South End, and on-street parking was easy to find. We were struck by the friendly, positive, upbeat atmosphere of the staff and physical layout as soon as we walked in the door. We were promptly seated. Bread was fresh... More 

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Boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Having lived near Stella for many years, it became one of the staples in my restaurant rotation. It came as no surprise that we did our post-wedding brunch at Stella. The food is always great and the service as well. They are also able to accommodate slightly larger tables which makes it a popular spot for groups.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016
    (Boston's South End)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: (617) 247-7747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?